OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 11/01/13

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1) Overlook House Holiday Bazaar! (11/16 & 11/17)
2) Sewer Construction Delays Traffic:  Greeley, Willamette, Killingsworth
3) Liquor License Renewal –North of Burnside (deadline 11/22)

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1) Overlook House Holiday Bazaar! (11/16 & 11/17)

Saturday, November 16, 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, November 17, 9 AM to 4 PM

A great opportunity to begin your holiday shopping in the neighborhood! All three floors of the Overlook House will be bursting with stocking stuffers as well as that perfect gift for someone special.

Several new vendors will be participating as well as some of your “old favorites.” Items include Pendleton fabric purses, framed poetry, floral arrangements, jewelry, pickles, aprons, garden art, cards, sock animals, journals, scarves, cutting boards, household cleaner, napkins, wine boxes, matted photos, clothing, bath & body products, baskets, wine bottle lamps, crocheted hats, quilts, fused glass items, and more!

Bake sale in the dining room — individual treats or packs to take home.

Historic Overlook House, 3839 N Melrose off Overlook Blvd.

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2) Sewer Construction Delays Traffic:  Greeley, Willamette, Killingsworth

A sewer replacement project in the Overlook neighborhood will close North Willamette Boulevard to through traffic at Greeley   Avenue for two weeks beginning this Friday, Nov. 1.

The street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. During construction hours, flaggers will control traffic at four intersections on Greeley:

• The Adidas garage.
• North Sumner Street.
• North Willamette Boulevard.
• North Killingsworth Street.

A map is available at this link: http://goo.gl/maps/SLfp1

The construction contractor will re-open the Willamette-Greeley intersection each day at 3 p.m. although construction may continue until 6 p.m. on Willamette east or west of Greeley.

Motorists should expect significant delays on Greeley, Killingsworth and Willamette and should use alternate routes when possible.

This work is part of the $6.5 million dollar Overlook Sewer Project to replace or repair about 17,000 feet of sewer pipes in poor condition. The city installed many of the sewers before 1920. The repair project will reduce the possibility of breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

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3) Liquor License Renewal –North of Burnside (deadline 11/22)

Do you have a problem with a liquor outlet near you? Now is the time for you to comment.

All liquor licenses North of Burnside within the Portland City Limits (East &West) will expire on January 1st, 2014, unless renewed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). As part of the renewal process, the City of Portland makes recommendations to the OLCC on renewal applications using information gathered from neighbors, community organizations, and public safety officials. The City of Portland is home to approximately 2,900 liquor license establishments, about half of which are coming up for renewal. Neighbors, Neighborhood and Business Associations, and Community Organizations have a very important role in this process.

The annual renewal is an opportunity for communities to address problems or concerns with licensed establishments in their neighborhoods. Concerned neighbors and community organizations wishing to oppose a license renewal north of Burnside should advise the Office of Neighborhood Involvement as soon as possible. Licensed establishments not identified by the City of Portland as problems are processed as though they received a “favorable” recommendation.  Opposition received by individuals and organizations is considered by the City before a recommendation is made to the OLCC. If neighbors have concerns but do not wish to formally oppose the license renewal, this is an excellent opportunity to engage in problem solving to address concerns informally.

Information about liquor establishments with ongoing problems must be received by November 22nd, 2013 to be included in the city’s process.

Please contact Theresa Marchetti, City of Portland Liquor License Specialist, at 503-823-3092 or theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.gov.

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